Paul D. Fraim
Paul Fraim is a Norfolk native who earned a B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute in 1971, M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in 1973, and a J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in 1977. Mr. Fraim has practiced law for over 35 years. He is a member of the Virginia and Norfolk Bar Associations, and he served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Virginia Bar Association in 1984-85. He was chairman of the Young Lawyers Section of the Virginia Bar Association in 1985. In 1996, he received the Meritorious Public Service Award from the United States Navy. He is a current member of the Litigation section of the Virginia State Bar and has been a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation since 2003. His practice areas include civil litigation and insurance defense.
Mr. Fraim has served as a member of the Norfolk City Council since 1986. He has been the Mayor of Norfolk since 1994 and is the longest serving Mayor in the city’s history. During his tenure, the city has seen extensive economic development and an unparalleled downtown renewal.
Mr. Fraim founded Fraim & Fiorella, P.C. with his law partner, Todd M. Fiorella, in February 2003. Mr. Fraim was a former member of the firms Rixey and Heilig and Heilig, McKenry & Fraim, in which he was a partner for 23 years before starting his current firm.
Mr. Fraim is rated "A.V." by Martindale-Hubbell.